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  • Romney-Bloomberg ticket would heal divided America, author says

    02/21/2020 5:33:48 PM PST · by reintarnation · 50 replies
    KSL ^ | Feb. 21, 2020 | Curt Gresseth
    Should Utah Sen. Mitt Romney attempt another shot at the White House — but this time on the independent ticket, with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate?
  • I voted for Donald J. Trump today!

    02/11/2020 1:23:07 PM PST · by reintarnation · 26 replies
    my devious brain | 2/11/2020 | reintarnation
    Primary voting started today in Utah. Thought I'd send a message.... (See attached image) And who are these other losers on the ballot?
  • Romney says he had to follow 'conscience' on vote to convict Trump, expects ‘enormous consequences’

    02/05/2020 11:56:30 AM PST · by seanmerc · 380 replies ^ | 5 Feb 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told Fox News' Chris Wallace Wednesday in an exclusive interview that he "had to follow my conscience" in deciding to vote to convict President Trump on abuse of power, a decision that's likely to lead to serious blowback from Trump and others in the Republican Party. "I believe that the act he took, an effort to corrupt an election is as destructive an attack on the oath of office and our Constitution as I can imagine," Romney said. "It is a high crime and misdemeanor within the meaning of the Constitution, and that is not a...
  • The inside story of how John Roberts negotiated to save Obamacare

    03/23/2019 5:02:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 Mar 19 | Joan Biskupic
    Chief Justice John Roberts arrived at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta on July 3, 2012, to teach a class on Supreme Court history. As he emerged from the back seat of a black sedan, he held his brown leather briefcase in front of him, almost as a shield. He wore a blue blazer, striped button-down shirt, and tan khakis. His clothes looked crisp, though his face was haggard. He was as exhausted and distressed as he had been in years. Roberts had left behind a storm in Washington over his opinion upholding President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul...
  • Chicago bishop says Pope needs to worry about environment and migrants...

    08/28/2018 6:46:08 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 23 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/28/2018 | CNA
    Archbishop of Chicago Blase Cupich has dismissed recent allegations made by a former Vatican ambassador to the U.S., saying that Pope Francis has a “bigger agenda” to worry about, including defending migrants and protecting the environment.
  • Jeff Sessions Addresses The Federalist Society's 2017 National Lawyers Convention

    08/22/2018 11:09:14 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 59 replies
    YouTube Video by PBS ^ | November 17, 2017 | PBS YouTube
    See my comments below on YouTube Video.
  • Robert Mueller of having conflicts of interest

    07/29/2018 11:11:06 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 29, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Is Robert Mueller ever going to release his conflicts of interest with respect to President Trump, including a contentious business and professional relationship: "I kicked him out of my Golf Club in Sterling" and later turned him down to head the FBI. The Mueller formal rejection rejection for FBI, was one day before he was FBI “selected” special counsel, tasked to clearly demonstrate established FBI dominance.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Feeling sympathetic to Judas and Pontius Pilate? Not so fast.

    05/17/2018 9:15:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 9, 2018 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    May 9, 2018 (National Catholic Register) – Rejoicing in the Easter glow, I hesitate to look back to two figures instrumental in the Passion and Death of the Lord, but I often get questions or comments about Judas and Pilate that demonstrate fundamental flaws in moral reasoning. Many people today either seek to exonerate them for their role in the crucifixion or they sympathize with them, citing what they view as exculpatory evidence. One approach is to see Judas and Pilate as mere puppets in a play written by God; they were only doing what they had to do. Such...
  • Cath Cauc: Pope: What would have happened if Judas had met Our Lady on his way to kill himself?

    11/25/2017 1:21:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 24, 2017 | Ary Waldir Ramos Diaz
    Francis reflects on what could have been for the Betrayer of Christ, and how shame is a gift. Pope Francis reflected on the Christian prayer of the Our Father during an episode of the “Our Father” television series on the Italian Catholic television channel TV2000. Now, his words on that occasion have been turned into a book, published by Italian publishing house Rizzoli. The Il Corriere della Sera newspaper printed an extract in its November 23, edition.The pope shared a meditation on the true meaning of shame. He did so by focusing on the fates of three Biblical people who...
  • Trump administration backs citizenship path for 'Dreamers': official

    10/03/2017 12:42:44 PM PDT · by qam1 · 111 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 10/3/2017 | Yeganeh Torbati and Richard Cowan
    The Trump administration would support legislation allowing illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children to gain lawful permanent status and eventually citizenship, a Department of Homeland Security official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday. The Trump administration last month ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which began in 2012 under former President Barack Obama and offered nearly 800,000 young people who came to the United States illegally as children protection from deportation and the right to work legally in the United States. The administration said it ended DACA because Obama overstepped his constitutional authority...
  • “Those who do not know the Lord’s caress do not know Christian doctrine”

    12/06/2016 3:52:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    La Stampa (Vatican Insider) ^ | December 6, 2016 | DOMENICO AGASSO JR
    “Those who refuse to be caressed by the Lord are lost! Those who do not know the Lord’s caress do not know Christian doctrine!” The Pope said this at this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House. “This is the good news, this is the sincere joy that we want today. This is joy, this is the consolation that we seek: the coming of the Lord by his power, which is his caress, to visit us, to save us, as with the lost sheep and to bring us into the fold of his Church.” The Pope’s homily today focused on the...
  • Did Judas and Pontius Pilate End up in Hell?

    11/05/2016 7:52:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    Mind Of Corporate Stepsister | Corporate Stepsister
    I'm interested in debating if whether or not Judas and Pontius Pilate ended up in Hell. Despite being considered the most evil men in hisotry, since they were doing God's will in causing Christ to be crucified, surely they would in fact be looked on with favor by God and not condemned to Hell for eternity.
  • In Bitter, Bizarre First Post "Love" Homily, Pope Lashes Out at Critics, Calls Judas...

    04/12/2016 9:24:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | 4/11/16 | Oakes Spalding
    "In Bitter, Bizarre First Post "Love" Homily, Pope Lashes Out at Critics, Calls Judas "This Poor Repentant Man," Blames Jewish Priests for Judas' Death (They Were Bad Confessors and had No Mercy)The Pope appears to be growing increasingly unhinged." Is the aggressive crazy talk a response to perceived opposition or a post Amoris victory lap? Vatican Radio reports on today's homily at Santa Marta. The first part deals not with Judas but with those who clutch to "the letter" of the law. It is impossible to believe that Francis is not referring to opponents of the "pastoral solutions" proposed in...
  • A Young Jew’s Journey to Islam

    05/17/2015 8:32:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 8 May 2015
    Musa, a Jew, was only 15 years of age when he developed interest in religion. He describes what he saw in Islam in relation to Judaism, which caught his interest and led him to accept it. He narrated his story sometime in 2007. Prior to my conversion to Islam, I lived my life as a Jew. Although my family was not traditional, I learned Judaism from traditional Jews. I went to an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, and an Orthodox Jewish school. I lived, and continue to live, in a Jewish community in the United States where there is little diversity. And...
  • Spy Wednesday and a Reflection on the Sins of the Clergy

    04/01/2015 7:50:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 223 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-31-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Spy Wednesday and a Reflection on the Sins of the Clergy By: Msgr. Charles PopeWednesday of Holy Week is traditionally called “Spy Wednesday,” since it was on this day that Judas conspired with the Temple leadership to hand Jesus over. He would not accomplish his task until the evening of the next day, but this day he made the arrangements and was paid.One way to reflect on this terrible sin is to consider that Judas was among the first priests called by Jesus. We see in the call of the Apostles the establishment of the ministerial priesthood. Jesus called these men to...
  • How Hitler and Judas could end up in heaven

    06/04/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 262 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/04/2014 | Damon Linker
    In certain schools of Christian thought, hell is not everlasting, but a more painful form of purgatory. M any Christians presume that hell is a place where brutally painful punishments are inflicted on evildoers for an indefinite, and perhaps infinite, amount of time in the afterlife. Think of a medieval torture chamber with no exit — or fire extinguishers. But this, as I argued in a recent column, makes no theological sense. If morality is good, then doing the right thing must be its own reward and doing the wrong thing must be its own punishment. To think that a...
  • Fed-Up Veteran Tells Paul Ryan What He Thinks of ‘Bipartisan’ Budget Deal in Viral Open Letter

    12/26/2013 6:17:07 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Dec 13 | Jason Howerton
    Chuck Wooten, a military veteran, was already ticked off about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) pushing through the “bipartisan” budget deal, which includes cuts to veterans’ retirement benefits. So when he got a fundraising email from Ryan’s office asking for money, he decided to really let the Wisconsin congressman know how he feels. The scathing open letter, posted on Facebook last week, is going viral — and you only have to read the first few sentences to know why. It should be noted that because Wooten’s Facebook page is set to private, we weren’t able to...
  • McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project (McConnell pet projects)

    10/16/2013 4:29:11 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 92 replies
    Wflp news ^ | 10/15/13 | /Phillip-m bailey
    A proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a $2 billion earmark for a Kentucky project. Language in a draft of the McConnell-Reid deal (see page 13, section 123) provided to WFPL News shows a provision that increases funding for the massive Olmsted Dam Lock in Louisville from $775 million to nearly $2. 9 billion.
  • Scholars reveal how they scrambled to authenticate Gospel of Judas

    04/08/2013 8:06:25 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 44 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/08/2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    A long-lost gospel that casts Judas as a co-conspirator of Jesus, rather than a betrayer, was ruled most likely authentic in 2006. Now, scientists reveal they couldn't have made the call without a series of far more mundane documents, including Ancient Egyptian marriage licenses and property contracts. The Gospel of Judas is a fragmented Coptic text, traced back to Egypt, which portrays Judas in a far more sympathetic light than did the gospels that made it into the Bible. In this version of the story, Judas turns Jesus over to the authorities for execution upon Jesus' request, as part of...
  • Now John McCain goes to the floor and slams Rand Paul’s filibuster as ‘not helpful’, ‘ridiculous’

    03/07/2013 9:25:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 109 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/7/13 | The Right Scoop
    Why don’t John McCain and Lindsey Graham just get a room or something. As soon as I heard that Lindsey Graham didn’t like filibuster, I knew that McCain would be soon to follow with the same garbage. Just like clockwork: